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Next week, Washington Gas will continue new gas main installation on Oak Lane.
The last day for leaf collection will be December 20. As a reminder, leaves should be placed at the edge of the curb for collection, not in the street. After leaf collection ends, leaves should be placed in paper bags or placed in reusable containers for yard trash recycling For more information, including a leaf collection schedule and map, please visit the Town website .
Brighten the Holidays for Victims of Domestic Violence7th Annual Holiday Gift Drive Through December 17
Make the holidays a little brighter for local victims of domestic violence and their children by:Donating gift cards of $10 to $50 from stores like Target, Marshalls, Safeway, Giant, or AmazonMaking checks out to the “MCFJC Foundation” (Montgomery County Family Justice Center and Chesapeake Counseling) Drop off or mail your donated cards and checks to the Town Office at 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 through Tuesday, December 17. If you would like to receive a tax-deductible receipt, please include your name and email. The beneficiaries of your generosity are clients of the Montgomery County Family Justice Center and Chesapeake Counseling. This drive has been coordinated by your neighbors on the Community Relations Committee with gratitude for your generosity. Email questions to Quynh Tran at firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] .
Winter Clothing DriveNovember 1 to February 29
Feeling the cold? So are the men, women, and children who depend on Interfaith Works Clothing Center (IWCC) to keep them warm. IWCC provides free clothing to 13,000 income-qualified residents each year, including nearly 6,000 children. Please donate clean, gently-used or never used warm coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, sweaters, pants, and socks to those in need. Clothing boxes for your donations are located in the Town Hall (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and in the Lawton Community Center (Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.). This drive is coordinated by your Community Relations Committee.
Climate & Environment Committee 2020 Priorities Survey
The Climate & Environment Committee is conducting an online survey so residents can provide input on its list of nineteen proposed initiatives for 2020. Initiatives include events, campaigns, research, and projects. The survey is open until December 13 and results will be provided during a committee meeting on Tuesday, January 7 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall.
Lee Dennison Sustainable Garden -- Phase One Complete!
As many residents have noticed, the first phase of the Lee Dennison Sustainable Garden is complete, but there is still work to be done. The Town has closed the garden for the winter to protect the plantings and make some repairs. We ask that people and pets stay out of the garden until next spring, when finishing touches should be in place in preparation for a Grand Opening Celebration in April or May.
Water and Sewer EmergenciesPlease report any water main breaks or other water or sewer emergencies to WSSC at 301-206-4002. Also, we encourage residents to report emergencies to the Town office when it is open. When the office is closed, or on evenings, weekends, and holidays, please contact an elected official. Town staff and Councilmembers can escalate matters with WSSC officials if there is no, or a slow, response. Additionally, WSSC has a Customer Notification System (CNS) that alerts customers about water main breaks and related repairs. To sign up, visit https://www.wsscwater.com/connect-1 .
Off-Leash Dogs and Dog Waste at Chevy Chase Elementary SchoolThe Town office has received numerous complaints about dog waste being left on the grounds of Chevy Chase Elementary School (CCES) and on other public areas in Town. The Town has installed numerous dog waste stations in Town, including three around the elementary school. Leaving dog waste on school grounds is unlawful and poses a health hazard to children and others who use the school’s outdoor recreational facilities. We appreciate your cooperation in addressing this issue.
The Town has also had calls from residents complaining that dog owners do not observe the County's leash law, including at CCES. Please remember that your dog should always be on a leash when not in a fenced portion of your yard. Even generally well-behaved dogs off leash can be threatening to pedestrians and other dogs on leash. Please observe this law so that everyone can enjoy walks through the Town and their time at CCES.
CCES Safety Concern -- Let's Clear the Air
Students have been finding cigarette butts, cigar butts, and vaping oil containers around the benches in the new track area in the mornings when they arrive at school. As you are likely aware, Montgomery County school property is a no smoking zone. CCES is taking a proactive approach to protect our children by posting signs to remind community residents of this law. As always, your vigilance in this matter is appreciated.
December Purple Line Construction UpdatesNight Work/Lane Closure on Connecticut Avenue: Crews will be relocating utilities on Connecticut Avenue between Jones Bridge Road and East-West Highway. Work will occur in two shifts, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur.
Night Work/Lane Closure on Wisconsin Avenue: Crews will be pouring concrete for the walls of the Bethesda Shaft. Southbound lanes along Wisconsin Avenue between Montgomery Lane and Bethesda Avenue will experience temporary closures. Work will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Pile Driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail: Crews will be pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail east of Connecticut Avenue between Newdale Road and Chevy Chase Lake Drive. Pile driving will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Pile Driving at Rock Creek Bridge: Crews will be pile driving at the Georgetown Branch Trail between Jones Mill Road and the Lyttonsville Place Bridge. Pile driving will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Rock Creek Trail Closure: Crews will close the Rock Creek Trail between Rays Meadow Park and Susanna Lane access points for approximately three weeks. Electronic message boards will be place along the trail in advance of this closure to alert pedestrians. The detour can be viewed here: https://rebrand.ly/vqtvs5.
Traffic Shift on Jones Mill Road: Traffic has shifted onto the southbound side of Jones Mill Road for phase one of this traffic change. Crews will be excavating and installing the arch for the future underpass. Work will take places from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work at Bethesda Work Zone (Elm Street): Crews will be working at the Bethesda Work Zone on Elm Street. Work will take place in two shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work at Columbia Country Club: Crews will continue work at the Columbia Country Club 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work and Lane Closures on East-West Highway: Temporary lane closures will occur on East-West Highway between Connecticut Avenue and Montgomery Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work on the Georgetown Branch Trail: Crews will be working along the Georgetown Branch Trail from the Wisconsin Avenue to Connecticut Avenue. Work will take place on weekdays and weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekend Work and Several Lane Closures on Jones Mill Road and Jones Bridge Road: Temporary lane closures will occur on Jones Bridge Road between Altimont Lane and Jones Mill Road, as well as on Jones Mill Road between Flushing Meadow Terrace and Coquelin Terrace between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work on the Rock Creek Trail: Crews will be working near Rock Creek Park bridge from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary trail closures will occur.
Upcoming Meetings & Events:Visit the Town website to view the Town calendar